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Rainbow Trout Populations Making Comeback from Whirling Disease

rainbow troutAfter being devastated by whirling disease in the 1990s, rainbow trout populations are increasing in most major rivers in the state thanks to a 20-year effort by Colorado Parks and Wildlife Continue reading

Rainbow Trout Making Recovery

colorado parksColorado wildlife managers say rainbow trout are finally recovering in most of the state’s major rivers after they were devastated in the 1990s by an ailment called whirling disease. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said yesterday a 15-year effort to crossbreed native trout with a disease-resistant strain from a hatchery in Germany has paid off. Continue reading